Employment Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Village of Westchester.
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Accountant, Village of Westchester
 
The Village of Westchester, IL (population 16,892) is a diverse and professionally-managed non-home rule municipality located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago in Cook County. We are seeking a qualified village accountant to complement its management team. 
 
The successful candidate will be committed to providing outstanding customer service, have high ethical standards, have a strong attention to detail and accuracy and be able to communicate effectively. This position requires minimally three years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and reporting. Experience within a municipal organization or not-for-profit organization that uses fund accounting is desirable.  Must have the ability to learn and use management information systems at an advanced level, and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point).
 
A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
 
Responsibilities of this position include: Working with a staff of four full-time employees and 1 part time employee in the finance and administration department in customer service, general ledger accounting and reconciliation, payroll, utility billing, cash receipts, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Prepare required analysis, documentation, and disclosures supporting the Village’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Prepares the monthly and quarterly financial report.  Maintains the financial accounting system.  Supports the preparation of the annual budget. Establishes and maintains cash controls. Responsible for preparation of the annual treasurer’s report and related filings. Works on special projects as assigned.  Responsible for ensuring courteous and efficient service to Village residents and staff.   
  
This position reports to the Accounting Manager/Finance Director and applicant must have the ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and initiative.  This position is classified as a full-time, exempt position.  This position is an exempt position. Starting salary is $75,000+ DOQ.  Excellent benefits package. 
 
Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to Stefan Hanus and Greg Hribal, 10300 W Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60154 or electronically to shanus@westchester-il.org and ghribal@westchesterpolice.com  . Electronic submissions are preferred. Post-offer drug test and background check is required. The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.
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Public Works – Maintenance Laborer
The Maintenance Laborer is a Union position within the Department of Public Works.   The primary responsibilities of this position are the maintenance of Village right-of-way property, operation of light and heavy duty Village equipment, and maintenance of underground infrastructure.  The position of Maintenance Laborer has specific responsibilities for snow and ice removal, the repair of water service leaks, storm sewer system maintenance, tree maintenance, brush cleanup, sign maintenance, public improvements inspection and other construction oversight, property maintenance, etc.  To perform these major duties, maintenance workers will be expected to maintain and clean their equipment, restock depleted inventories, work cooperatively with contractors, and continue their education and training as specified by the Director of Public Works or his designee.   The Maintenance Laborer has an advanced knowledge of municipal infrastructure and systems and can direct other employees in the field.   
The following requirements are normal for this Union position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Because it is in the best interest of the taxpayers to receive services at the lowest possible cost, other tasks as from time to time assigned shall be deemed to be included in this position description.
1.    Operates Village heavy and light duty snow and ice removal equipment.
2.    Removes debris related to weather in a timely manner and with caution.
3.    Readies equipment for removal efforts by assuring proper operation of plow and providing for adequate salt.
4.    Provides snow and ice removal efforts in residential and commercial areas.
5.    May require a twenty-four (24) hour “on-call” status for snow removal in accordance with Village policy and procedures.
6.    May be required to coordinate the activities of other employees and/or contractors.
7.    Notifies residents impacted by break in accordance with approved Village policy and procedures.
8.    Assists and monitors the contractors working on water main repairs.
9.    Turns water back on and check for leaks.
10.    May be required to make decisions regarding the scope of work and the utilization of resources.
11.    May be required to maintain and monitor the operation of the water distribution system.
12.    Repairs and maintains street markers and signage.
13.    Removes animals and storm damage debris from right-of-way and parkway properties.
14.    Performs public inspections as directed by Director of Public Works of his designee.
15.    Removes, repairs, and/or secure identified damage equipment
16.    Ability to perform all of the specified duties demonstrated by satisfactory performance on a work sample test.  
17.    Must be able complete the “Fit for Duty” test designed specifically for this position.
18.    The employee must be physically able to drive trucks, heavy equipment, and operate the technical equipment on these machines.
19.    Employee must possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Illinois Driver’s License.
20.    Employee must demonstrate mechanical aptitude as determined by supervisory personnel.
21.    Employee must be able to read, write, and have the ability to learn technical knowledge regarding special equipment and machinery operated by the Village.
22.    Must have the physical health and ability to work in all kinds of weather conditions.
23.    Must have the physical ability to function effectively in varied terrain, i.e., hilly, unpaved, in trenches, etc.
24.    Must have the ability and aptitude for working alone without supervision and for completing tasks and duties as assigned.
25.    Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
26.    All employees are expected to practice safe work habits at all times.  Please refer to the employee safety manual and the department safety policies for more in-depth descriptions of safety guidelines.
Union contractual salary range is $24.51-$33.19

Applications may be submitted electronically to ghribal@westchesterpolice.com  
 The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.
See application at top of page.

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IMMEDIATE POSITION OPENING — POLICE RECORDS/ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Under general supervision, makes independent decisions within limits defined by the Administrative Deputy Chief of Police, requiring knowledge of departmental policies, rules, regulations and functions. Exercises considerable independent judgment in making determinations on various important problems which do not involve deviations from established policies and procedures. Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet and database applications on a personal computer. Performs typing, administrative and other clerical duties. Establishes and maintains general and confidential files for the department. Operates a variety of communication equipment, maintains police files and record keeping systems, and answers questions from general public requesting police services.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Primarily responsible for reviewing, coding, and submitting police records into the department's Criminal Justice Information database. Serves as a receptionist for the public walk-in window. Provides public information concerning court information, weather conditions, road conditions, overnight parking, insurance reports and related public police records and information. Determines nature of visit and independently handles or refers to appropriate person. Collects bond money from officers and insurance report fees from general public. Processes and records citations issued by officers.
Operates L.E.A.D.S. terminal by entering, retrieving and/or canceling data concerning arrest warrants, criminal history, license plates, registration of vehicles, stolen articles, missing and wanted persons and related information. Scores and enters all offense and arrests in Uniform Crime Reports. Monitors equipment operation and contacts appropriate sources with regard to problems with terminal operation.

Records and prepares all transmittals of matters relating to Cook and DuPage County Courts.

Answers incoming telephone calls from general public requesting police services of a non-emergency nature and gives information to callers or routes calls to appropriate personnel. Refers calls to our dispatch center for calls requiring immediate action.

Collects money generated from the Police Department's Vehicle Impound Program and prepares necessary paperwork for release of impounded vehicles.

Files various reports, court dockets and jackets, warning tickets, and L.E.A.D.S. messages. Opens and distributes departmental mail.

Monitors jail complex cameras when prisoners are in the holding facility or processing if new prisoners are being conducted. Assists in booking prisoners and conducts prisoner searches as needed. Conducts periodic prisoner checks and feeding as assigned.

Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE
 
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); two years general office experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess the following certifications and/or licenses: LEADS certification within six month of hire date.
 
Benefit and Salary Information
This is a full-time, forty-hour per week position. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The position includes an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days. The salary range is set by Collective Barging Agreement.
 
Please submit resume to:
 
Mark A. Borkovec
Deputy Chief of Police
mborkovec@westchesterpolice.com


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BROADVIEW-WESTCHESTER JOINT WATER AGENCY
SUPERINTENDENT

Under general supervision, directly assist and support the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee by supervising and performing activities related to operations, maintenance and control of the Broadview-Westchester Joint Water Agency’s (the “Agency”) water pumping, distribution, treatment, and hydroelectric facilities. Participate in, and help oversee, sample collection and basic laboratory testing, meter reading, water service connections, backflow compliance, and other customer service work. Assist and support the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee as directed. Perform all duties set forth in Section 4(f) (Employment and Personnel) of the Intergovernmental Agreement For The Establishment Of The Broadview-Westchester Joint Water Agency And For Water Sale And Purchase Contract. The principal business offices and primary pump station for the Agency is located at 2222 South 10th Avenue, Broadview, Illinois 60155. The Agency provides water from the City of Chicago to the Village of Broadview, Village of Westchester, Hines VA Hospital, Loyola Medical Center and John J Madden Mental Health Center. Water is transmitted to the Agency via a 24” Diameter PCCP Transmission Main. The Agency pumps an average of 4.2 MGD per day.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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